We're Expanding Our Board of Directors!

This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who Are passionate about wildlife and the environment. The Wild Paws Board of Directors is a working board which provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Leadership, governance and oversight
  • Active participation and forward thinking to determine the choices for the organization
  • Providing ethical financial oversight and stability by upholding Wild Paws’ foundation of transparency and accountability
  • Approving Wild Paws’ annual budget, annual report, tax filings, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Strategic planning and regular evaluation throughout the year of Wild Paws’ goals and outcomes
  • Personal accountability and preparation in reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Partnering with the other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Wild Paws to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Assisting the board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members

Board Members will commit to participating in the Wild Paws Mission and to our financial sustainability, ensuring that Wild Paws can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals.


  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion to end wild animal ownership and restore human–animal relationships
  • A commitment to and understanding of wildlife conservation and sustainable energy
  • Enthusiasm to educate the public about the preservation of wild animals and their ecosystems
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

Prefer experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector, however professional experience or degree is not required

Board Terms/Participation

  • Board Members will serve a three-year term; lesser term length negotiable per individual basis
  • There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms directors may serve
  • A requested leave of absence, including length, shall be approved by the board as needed
  • Board meetings will be held monthly; committee meetings will be held in coordination with board meetings with committee leads updating BOD
  • Service on Wild Paws Board of Directors is without remuneration
  • Expectation of minimum 8 hours per month

To apply, please supply letter of interest and resume to contact@wildpaws.org